Business & Professional Women's Scholarship House
The FAU Business and Professional Women s Scholarship House (BPWSH) was established to provide campus housing for women with strong academic promise and substantial outside financial assistance in order to attend FAU. The BPWSH is a cooperative living/learning facility where 16 women share leadership experience, develop life skills, and community responsibilities.
The FAU Department of Housing and Residential Life, through Residence Life staff, oversee the BPWSH operation. The BPWSH is truly a cooperative living environment in which residents learn skills necessary to run the house effectively and efficiently. Through their elected officers, residents are responsible for all house operations, including finances, cleaning, purchasing and preparing food.
BPWSH Open House Information:
(All applicants need to attend one of the schedule open houses to be considered.)
Location of the Open Houses
BPW Scholarship House located at across from Building 56 in UVA. Address: 1880 East University Drive, Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Requirements for the Scholarship House Program
To be eligible for the Program, an applicant must:
Terms of Program involvement
Residents are required to:
Disciplinary Action and Dismissal From program
The following may be grounds for disciplinary action, including counseling, probation, and dismissal:
BPW Scholarship House Program
The BPWSH participation is not a cash scholarship but rather provides a low-cost cooperative living/learning program and housing with other BPWSH Program participants. STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN TUITION AND BOOKS. Recipients may remain in the house until the completion of their degree as long as they meet the terms of the Program, continue to show financial need and are re-admitted into the house through the annual re-application/interview process.
Acceptance into the FAU BPWSH Program includes an agreement (as stated in the application) to live in the house. Withdrawals during the semester penalize other residents; both financially and by imposing more responsibilities on the other residents. Therefore, residents who withdraw during a semester are required to meet financial obligations through the end of that academic semester unless special situations allow for other arrangements.
Residents who wish to withdraw must make a written notice in advance to the Department of Housing and Residential Life. Included in this letter should be: Name, Z Number , Room Number, Term, and reason for leaving the house.
Near the end of each academic semester residents are required to complete a commitment form indicating whether they intend to extend their Agreement through the next semester providing the academic, financial and program requirements are met. Residents who do not return this commitment form are considered withdrawn from the BPWSH Program. Residents who withdraw for one or more semesters, excluding summer, are not guaranteed a position if they return, except under special predetermined conditions.
Applications are available now and are DUE BY MARCH 26th.
If you have any questions, please Contact the Resident Coordinator at the University Village Apartments Area Office
University Village Students Apartment Area Office
The BPWSH Selection Committee reviews applications and interviews applicants to select the recipients. Students are contacted by telephone to schedule an interview.
Please contact the University Village Student Apartments Area Office at (561) 297-5028 for additional information.